Yummy Bazaar delivers gourmet food items to your door monthly. The items for the Destination Food Club are carefully selected from a different single country every month. With the Full Experience you’ll get 6-8 full sized gourmet items from your destination for $35.95. There is also a Sampler subscription that sends 6-8 sample sizes for $9.95. We already reviewed the Full Experience box for February , but also received the Mini box for February as well, which is a totally different subscription! While the Full Experience box focuses on a different country each month, the Mini box has a monthly World Theme that is described as featuring products from 2-3 different countries each month — some months include more destinations.
Yummy Bazaar has found some of the coolest packing materials out there. They manage to create an elegant appearance out of packing paper and cardboard.
Everything in the box. This month’s Mini included items from a whopping six countries!
The Mini has a fold out card introducing the them of the month and highlighting some items in the box. The sheet may borrow some of the imagery from the Full Experience box, but the products and destinations can be very different.
All the products in this month’s box. This was an especially ready-to-eat box, with only one item intended for use in a recipe!
Revillon Chocolatier Chocolate Papillotes (France): A beautiful dark chocolate with bits of almond, hazelnut, and cookie — oddly, it is the wrapper that gives the confection its name and celebrity. The wrappers have famous quotations, poems, and words of wisdom.
Mulino Bianco Baiocchi (Italy): A trio of light, biscotti-style cookies with a cocoa hazelnut creme filling.
Societie Industrielle de Confiserie Violette Provencale Pastilles (France): This little coated hard candies resemble a Tic-Tac, but they are flavored with licorice and country violet.
Chiquilin Azafran Molido (Spain): Ground Spanish saffron, a key ingredient in prized culinary creations in the cuisines of countries throughout Southern Europe and Asia.
Gran Pavesi Pomodoro E Grana Padano Crackers (Italy): A familiar Saltine-style cracker, but flavored with bright tomato and nutty Grana Padano cheese.
Kikusendo Sesame Rolled Wafer Cookie (Japan): A generous amount of black sesame seeds add the perfect flavor accent to this lightly sweetened, crispy roll. The balance is superb — these rolls would be perfect accompaniments for either beer or ice cream.
Jin Jin Lychee Coconut Jelly (Taiwan): A firm jelly containing made using the juice from lychee nuts. Inside are little cubes of real coconut.
Hidden Springs Pure Maple Candy (Vermont, USA): These delicious candies are made in Southernn Vermont out of nothing but pure maple syrup. This natural sugar has a delicious maple flavor and melts in your mouth.
The coconut is a fun addition to the jelly — I love the perfect shape of the cubes.
With an expanded number of countries represented in this box, it was a little more scattershot than the big box, but the only other Mini box we’ve checked out was the holiday box. At $10, the price is good for someone wanting some interesting culinary products and treats from abroad, but our personal preference is to get the Full Experience so we get larger, more traditional items from a single country. However, if you’re looking for ready-to-eat treats/snacks instead of cooking ingredients, this one may be preferable.
The Description: Discover some of the most authentic and delicious foods from around the world, delivered to your doorstep. In the Mini box, each month receive 6-8 snack size products from a delicious country, with one product being full size (The Full Experience includes all full-size products). Ordinarily, each month features a new country — the holiday boxes have focused on multiple countries within each box.
The Price: $35.95 per month for the Full Experience; $9.95 per month for the mini box. This review covered the Mini box.